DJ Akademiks a few months ago upset some old school hip hop artists for being “dusty,” but Bow Wow believes rappers should unionize for their betterment.
Bow Wow is a basketball fan and he takes a liking to how the players all come together in a union. “Hip hop needs a board!” Bow Wow wrote before referencing the NBA Players Association as a framework on Twitter.
He continued: “No different than the NBA [with] the players association. A committee that can set rules, keep things in control, and protect this thing we call hip hop! And have a retirement plan for the OG rappers. I hate seeing my heroes liquored out, no money, just washed.”
The NBA Players Association is the oldest trade union of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. Bob Cousy and Joe Sharry founded it in 1954. CJ McCollum currently serves as the president.
The discussion of having some sort of organization that looks out for hip hop artists is not something newly thought.
“Hip hop culture is the hottest scene in society today,” Kurtis Blow said in a statement, as noted by Revolt. “Everyone around the globe is tuning in to listen to what hip hop has to say. We truly live in a hip-hop generation. Rap music is the No. 1 streamed music on the planet.”
Hip hop needs a board! No different than the NBA w/ the players association. A committee. That can set rules and keep things in control and protect this thing we call hip hop! And have a retirement plan for the og rappers. I hate seeing my heros liquor’d out no money just washed
— Bow Wow (@smoss) January 14, 2023